Sinan Goknur, PhD, is a recent graduate of the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures Program at Duke University, a program that brings together critical theory and art practice. Prior to Duke, Sinan was a member of the MAW, an artist collective in Minneapolis, MN seeking to activate public engagement with art and politics through guerilla outdoor performances and large-scale mixed media projections. Sinan’s dissertation, Figuring a Queer Aesthetics and Politics of Urban Dissent in Istanbul, investigates the return to the social in the arts after the 1980 military coup in Turkey through a queer and feminist aesthetic lens.